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April 5, 2016
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Council of Islamic Ideology rejects KP women protection bill

ISLAMABAD: : The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has rejected Women Protection bill of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, declaring most of the clauses un-Islamic.

Geo News on Tuesday reported, CII, the constitutional body that advises the legislature on whether or not a certain law is repugnant to Islam, has sent its recommendation to the provincial government, declaring the bill contrary to Islamic Sharia.

The CII said the bill grants more powers to Women Protection Commission than those of the judiciary, police, state and the parliament.

The sources further said the CCI declared 33 clauses of the bill un-Islamic and ruled that the bill reflects meddling of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The Council of Islamic Ideology remarked that  the bill seems an attempt at destroying the family system.

The council said definitions of domestic and mental torture are vague while definition of a child is un-Islamic.  It said a person who has reached the age of 18 should not be called as puberty could begin before the age of 18.  

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